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Kid Skills: Best Hand Eye Coordination Activities You Can Teach

The best way to help a child develop their hand eye coordination is by doing activities that help strengthen these skills. After all, hand eye coordination is needed for everything from writing to catching a ball. Thankfully, these types of tasks are easy to do, and can performed practically anywhere. Below are three activities you can teach your kids to aide them with their hand eye coordination and give them a good head start.

Ball Rolling Exercise
This activity in particular is great for young children or those whose eye coordination skills are weak. All your child has to do is sit on the floor with their legs apart. From there, you will need to roll the ball between their legs. The goal here is to get the ball to touch your kid’s stomach. If it does, you get a point. Your child, though, wants to stop the ball before it gets to their stomach so they get the point instead.

Throwing and Catching a Ball 
Another activity that is fantastic for strengthening your child’s hand eye coordination is throwing and catching a ball. As this activity suggests, you will need to purchase a ball and then gently throw it to your child. They will have to catch it and then throw it back to you. This helps with hand eye coordination because they will have to know the right time to grab for the ball that’s coming at them. What’s also great about this activity is that it can be done anywhere from your very own backyard to the slopes with your Vail snowboard rental. These kinds of activities also help children balance their body and maneuver different muscles.

Object Relay
Object relay is a fun game that you can play both indoors and out. In fact, you can get the whole family involved on this one. Start by having the children stand in a line, then hand the ball to the kid behind them. These balls should be passed in all types of way. From passing the ball overhead, to in between the legs, the end goal here should be to place all the balls into an empty bucket at the back of the line. With this task, your child will have to be careful they don’t miss the ball altogether or drop it, further working their hand eye coordination skills.

Tasks like these may seem simple, but they go a long way. By having your child take part in these activities, they will truly nurture their hand eye coordination skills which will only help them in the long run. Next time you’re looking at Vail ski rentals, make sure your kids are ready for any kind of coordination.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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